Discover How to Benefit From Bio-Identical Hormones Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical hormones are compounds made in the laboratory from plant chemical extracts such as wild yam and soy, which have precisely the same structure as the hormones produced by the human body. The method you choose to deliver hormones to your body has a bearing on how they are metabolized, and what the potential benefits and side effects.
Ideally, you should check out the hormone delivery systems available, then decide which is the best option for you to take. Here are 4 of the most common options available so you can compare them.
1. Hormone pellets. The pellets last for up to 6 months, and research has shown that they are very effective for treating hormone imbalances, and menopausal symptoms. The safe and simple procedure to implant the pellet under the skin needs to be done in a doctor’s office. Technology is now in existence that allows medical personnel to insert time-release pellets that deliver hormones directly into the bloodstream.
A blood test done in a laboratory to analyze and check your hormone levels will determine the dose of the time-controlled, slow release pellet. This is to ensure that your body gets just the amount BHRT you need to restore health and vitality.
While pills, patches, and creams have always been traditional methods of putting hormones into your body, studies have shown that pellet therapy might be the most effective delivery method for BHRT treatment for both men and women.
2. Hormone Pills. This is the most common form of hormonal therapy. Like everything taken orally, the pill will pass through the digestive system to the liver to be metabolized, and then only enter the bloodstream. Studies have shown that up to 50% of the hormones can be lost in this process, and as the liver also changes the chemical structure of hormones, it may lead to some dangerous side effects like blood clots or heart attacks.
3. Patches. This is also a slow-release delivery of hormones. These patches have to be changed once or twice per week, so if you forget you may not get the dosage you need.
4. Hormone Creams. Creams have to penetrate the skin to get to the bloodstream, and as the absorption rate varies from person to person, you can never be certain of the dosage you are getting.
For further information on how to balance your hormones, contact us at Renew Health and Wellness or take the online Hormone Health Test at: www.renewmetoday.com